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Mediterranean Diet


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Part I: Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle in a World Context.- Updating the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet: From the Heart to the Earth.- Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle in a Modern World Context.- Part II: Historical, Behavioral, and Geographical Perspective of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle.- Historical and Behavioral Perspectives of the Mediterranean Diet.- Historical Origins of the Mediterranean Diet, Regional Dietary Profiles and the Development of the Dietary Guidelines.- Implementing the Mediterranean Diet: a French Perspective and Comparisons with other Mediterranean Countries.- Part III: Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle for Health Promotion.- Mediterranean Oils and Fats, and Disease Risk.- Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease and Protection by the Mediterranean Diet.- Wine, Polyphenols and Cardioprotection.- Impact of Mediterranean Diet on Metabolic Syndrome.- Effects of Mediterranean Diet on the Metabolome.- Part IV: Aging and Cancer Risk.- The Value of the Mediterranean Diet for Older Adults: Emphasis on Obesity Interventions.- The Mediterranean Diet and Neurodegenerative Diseases.- The Mediterranean Diet and Breast Cancer.- Mediterranean Diet, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer.- Epigenetics of Mediterranean Diet: Altering Disease Risk.- Part V: Building a Mediterranean-Like Pyramid.- Physical Activity and the Mediterranean Diet.- Mediterranean Diet and Biodiversity.- Food-Based Approaches for Achieving Nutritional Adequacy with the Mediterranean DASH, and USDA Food Patterns.- Building the Mediterranean Pyramid-Part A: Mediterranean Recipes.- Building the Mediterranean Pyramid-Part B: Balancing the Plate.

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Donato F. Romagnolo, PhD, MScDepartment of Nutritional Science, The University of Arizona Cancer CenterThe University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAOrnella I. Selmin, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences, The University of Arizona Cancer CenterThe University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA


"This book highlights the breadth of research into the Mediterranean diet that has been completed over the past few years. ... the book will be more useful to those who are involved in research as well as those who are looking for a good resource on the Mediterranean diet. ... This book certainly has a lot of information for healthcare professionals who can use it as a resource." (Amy Hess-Fischl, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2016)

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